Saturday, July 28, 2007


Nairobi, originally uploaded by Tak from HK.

As the guidebook said, the nickname of the Capital of Kenya is "Nairobbery". So, I arrived here with extreme cautious, no bag, no camera, no watch. I was trying to find the Safaris company in the airport but the price were out of my expectation. So, I headed to town and spend the next day to find better deal.

I did not dare to go out at night, only had dinner in the restaurant nearby my hotel. But, I did go to a bar in the evening (just opposite to my hotel). It is interesting that they have a butcher in the centre of the bar. I asked a local how come it is. And they said that you can have fresh food with the beer!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Best of Europe

I have grouped all photos which my friends have voted into the following set.

If you have not chose your photos or you find your favorite photo is not here, pls vote! And I will put them into the same place. So that other people can share your view.

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Lalibela, originally uploaded by Tak from HK.

I come here because of the photo of the rock-hewn church. Here, the church was carved from the top of the rock and formed the whole church. You can image the work required during 12-century.

Monday, July 23, 2007

South Omo

South Omo, originally uploaded by Tak from HK.

Mursi, Hamer, Benna, Karo...... different tribes in South Omo area. Each has their own dressing, hut, hair style, custom. It is quite difficult to access them with public transportation. So, I joined a luxury tour on 4WD for 10 days with another English girl who I met in travel forum over the web.

The people are really still living their own way with nothing from modern world. However, when our jeep arrived at each village, everybody come and ask us to take photos for them which cost around 2 HKD for each shot.

Below pls find a vidoe tape of the traditional dance of Hamer tribes.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, originally uploaded by Tak from HK.

Addis Ababa of Ethiopia, the first place I stepped in Africa. Here, even in Africa but at an attitude of 2400m high, weather are really cool. Not the feel that you will expect in Africa.

The people are really friendly here which I cannot find elsewhere. Most people will smile at you.

The Mercato, the largest market on the African continent, are big with lots of people.

I am going to South Omo Valley by 4WD tomorrow for 10 days to visit different tribes...

By the way, the internet connection here is really really slow.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Too long? Europe

Another 4 months in Europe and now I am heading to Addis Ababa of Ethiopia. For me, countries in Europe do have some difference in various aspects, but they share a lot of common features. So, I do feel bored sometimes.

My photos in Europe may not as good as those I took in South America. But, I still invite you, to pick the photo which you like most. Your support will make me feel good, always.

Here is the steps to pick your favorite:

1. If you have Yahoo account, go to Step 3. If not, go to Step 2.
2. Sign up for a Yahoo account (free of charge)
3. Sign in using your Yahoo account
4. Go to my Flickr collection,
5. Pick Europe and browse country by country
5. Choose your favorite photo, only one photo
6. Click on that photo
7. Click the [Add to Faves]
8. Type your name in [Add your comment], or add more comment if you like.

The timeline is 2 weeks and the deadline of this voting is 23 Jul 2007. After counting your choices, I will let you all know the photo which has most votes. I am not sure about how often I can get connected, but I will try my best to let you know.

P.S. Pls leave the photos of Morocco to the voting of Africa.

Thursday, July 05, 2007


London, originally uploaded by Tak from HK.

London, my last stop in Europe. Here, everything is so familiar, the people, language, the traffic light..... London is very similar to Hong Kong, or should I say Hong Kong is very similar to London?

This time, I stayed in my cousin's place, quiet living district not far from the centre. I also went to the birthday party of their relative. Good fun!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


Newgrange, originally uploaded by Tak from HK.

Newgrange, the Irish passage tomb built in 3000BC of the stone age, i.e. iron and copper were not yet used by human.

It is a big dome like structure where the stone are moved from distance to built it. Inside of the tomb is complete darkness, except every winter solstice, at 8:58, the sunlight passes through the roof box via the passage reaching the tomb chamber. Interesting!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Aran Islands

Aran Islands, originally uploaded by Tak from HK.

Before heading to Aran Islands, I spent one night in Galway, which located at the west coast of Ireland. It is a nice town with lots of sea birds around the old pier.

Inis Mor, the largest of the three Aran Islands, has the semicircular Dun Aengus located on the south cliffs. The cliffs here is amazing and no fence is installed. So, you can sit on the cliff, like me.

Sunday, July 01, 2007


Dublin, originally uploaded by Tak from HK.

Dublin, the capital of Ireland, was famous for Irish Pub and Guinness.

Rain, sun, rain, sun and then rain again. You never know what will be teh weather like next minute, the cloud are moving very very fast. But you should never forget to bring your raincoat.

Here, the Guinness draught seems not so bitter.

I stayed in the apartment of Kristupas, who I met in the ferry from Turkey to Samos. Now, he went back his home country, Lithuania for holiday but he still let me stay in his place. Super good guy!